Yio Chu Kang

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Yio Chu Kang
Subzone of Ang Mo Kio Planning Area &
Housing Estate
Name transcription(s)
 • Chinese杨厝港
 • PinyinYángcuògǎng
 • Hokkien POJIûⁿ-chhù-káng
 • MalayYio Chu Kang
 • Tamilஇயோ சூ காங்
Yio Chu Kang MRT Station
Yio Chu Kang MRT Station
CountrySingapore

Yio Chu Kang /j ʊ kʌŋ/ is a sub-urban area in the northeast of Singapore, with proximity to the Ang Mo Kio, Lentor, Seletar and Sengkang areas. Deriving its name from the Yio Chu Kang Village, it is still known for lush greenery and low-density housing with high-rise public housing in its southern fringes.

Background[edit]

The name Yio Chu Kang, similar to Choa Chu Kang and Lim Chu Kang did not come from names of famous people unlike many other road names in Singapore. The word 'Kang' - means river, while 'Chu' was apparently a clan. The word 'Chu' itself means "owner" or "land". The clan was hence named Kangchu because it was controlled by the Chu clan and they were situated around a river. The north of Singapore was split and given to different leaders of the Kangchu clan, and they took the name of the leader. Hence the names Yio Chu Kang, Lim Chu Kang and Choa Chu Kang.[1]

Educational institutions[edit]

Primary schools[edit]

  • Anderson Primary School

Secondary schools[edit]

Tertiary Institutions[edit]

Private Housing Estates[edit]

  • Teacher's Housing Estate
  • Thomson Hills Estate
  • The Calrose
  • Castle Green
  • Seasons Park
  • Nuovo
  • Cactus Green
  • Sunrise Garden
  • Seletar Garden
  • Seletar Hills Estate
  • Grande Vista

Other Amenities[edit]

  • Hospitals
    • Ang Mo Kio- Thye Huan Kwan Hospital
  • Community Centres/Clubs
    • The Grassroots Club
    • Yio Chu Kang Community Club
  • Sports Facilities

Transportation[edit]

Situated at the northern portion of Ang Mo Kio, Yio Chu Kang is served by bus services originating from Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange, Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot, Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange and Yishun (85x services). Yio Chu Kang MRT Station also serves the area, providing residents a direct link to the relatively distant Central Area.

Electoral division[edit]

Yio Chu Kang became a Single Member Constituency in 2006 although it was part of the Ang Mo Kio Group Representative Constituency since 1991, during the 2010 elections the SMC was dissolved and absorbed again back into Ang Mo Kio GRC. Its MP is Dr Koh Poh Koon

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The real meaning of the "Chu" in Choa Chu Kang, Yio Chu Kang and Lim Chu Kang". Goody Feed. 2015-09-15. Retrieved 2018-09-20.